Celebration in Honor of the Eighty-Five Year Old Man Who Was the First to Cross the New Ryogoku Bridge in the Eastern Capital
To celebrate the entrance of Emperor Meiji to Edo Castle, the Meiji government served 2563 barrels of sake throughout the city of Tokyo. It is said that the delighted citizens celebrated excitedly as if at a festival, yelling phrases such as “hurray to celestial sake”.
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige the III
Published: Meiji 1 (1868)
Tokyo Metropolitan Library